Did The Move From Hunter-Gatherer Life Make Us Better Off?

A series of trivial decisions aimed mostly at filling a few stomachs and gaining a little security had the cumulative effect of forcing ancient foragers to spend their days carrying water buckets under a scorching sun.

Nassim Taleb on Why Being Nonsucker is More Important Than Being Right

In real life… exposure is more important than knowledge; decision effects supersede logic. – Nassim Taleb One of the most useful and applicable distinctions I came accross reading Nassim Taleb’s book Antifragile: Things That Gain…

Michel de Montaigne on Luck and Why You Shouldn’t Regret Your Decisions

What we know today as the Outcome Bias was clear to Michel de Montaigne five centuries ago – we are rarely in complete control over the outcomes of our decisions, and often we’re not to…

Confessions of a Philosopher: Bryan Magee on the Importance of Seeing Your Environment From the Outside

In Confessions of a Philosopher, an excitingly readable and thought-provoking introduction to philosophy written in a form of an autobiography, Bryan Magee tells us about his personal journey through philosophy, from having insoluble questions in…

The Biggest Takeaways from Nassim Taleb’s Book “Skin In The Game” – Part Two

After my second read of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book Skin In The Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life, it’s time for another part of everyday wisdom that can make you smarter. If you missed Part…

The Biggest Takeaways from Nassim Taleb’s Book “Skin In The Game” – Part One

Nassim Taleb’s Skin In The Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life is the book that fascinated me the most recently. It is deep on many levels: there’s advice on how to live ethical and antifragile…